In this ISSUE
"House Warming" Party
Hanukkah Party
Going going back back to Cali Cali
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story by Charlie Schiller
Chinese prof devotes life to study of Jewish
Recipe of the week
Dinner in Hampstead on Friday
March of Remembrance and Hope.

Hillel House of Mitzvahs "House Warming" Party

Today Wednesday, November 24

3460 Stanley

7:30pm - 9:00pm


Hillel House of Mitzvahs is a volunteer program that gives university and CEGEP students the opportunity to become actively involved in projects to help those in need around the community.

The AIM of this party is to promote awareness of our program and give you the opportunity to hear about the various volunteer ideas and events for the upcoming year.

To help start building our house of mitzvahs, please bring a house warming gift of either a can or clothing you wish to donate!

In exchange for your help, we will be serving beer, wine and snacks!!

We need YOU to make this happen
This is your chance to get involved!!
Please help us in improving the lives of othersrs!



Hanukkah Party!!

Thursday, December 2 6:30pm - 9:00pm

@The Jack Reitman Hillel House 3460 Stanley 

Come take a study break and join us at Hillel to light the Hanukkah candles and have some delicious holiday treats!

Latkes and sufganyiot will be served!

Admission is $2 and there will also be tzedakah buckets set up around the house with all of the proceeds going towards buying toys for children who cannot afford any.


Going going back back to Cali Cali
Alternative Spring Break to LA

For more information about the trip and how to register contact BEV


Special rates available for students

This year, the 27th annual ORT Montreal Benefit Gala will be taking place on Tuesday November 30, 2010 at Place des Arts.  The ORT leadership has graciously offered Hillel Montreal the opportunity to raise funds through this event.  The GALA will feature BLUE RODEO, one of the most successful and well known contemporary Canadian bands. Blue Rodeo has won Canada's Group of The Year Juno Award five times (more than any other band in Canada). Theyhave released 12 full-length studio albums; three live recordings, one greatest hits package and five video/ DVDs. Their studio albums have sold over three million copies. Blue Rodeo played at half time at the 2009 Grey Cup. For more information on the band go to www.bluerodeo.com


To purchase tickets in support of Hillel Montreal please go to the link below, fill it out and either email or fax it to the ORT office.  Please use this form as it will give Hillel the recognition for the sale.


For more event information click here

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story by Charlie Schiller

~ Here at Globo Gym we understand that ugliness and fatness are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it.~
White Goodman

Hillel Concordia was invited by the Concordia Dodgeball Team to participate in their last event of the semester. It was Hillel versus all the Concordia Dodegball students and there were tons of them. We were out numbered, like every other event in Jewish history, but we were successful, prospered and won many games. We all had a great time and it was a lot of fun. Before the games my teammate and I practiced dodging wrenches so we would be prepared for this event!


Ghetto Shul Cafe Opening Week
Ghetto Shul
3458 Avenue Du Parc



The Ghetto Shul cafe, offering free wireless, is here!

The menu includes, but is certainly not limited to:

-Soups (carrot ginger, minestrone, lentil, and more)

-Sandwiches, with vegan bread available

-Other dishes (such as rice and lentils, fresh salads, curries)

-Drinks (great coffee, tea, and soy and almond milk lattes)

Prices will be good for all, and special dscounts are available to McGill students!

For now the cafe's hours are 12-7, Monday-Thursday.



Chinese prof devotes life to study of Jewish 'soulmates'

In 1977, Prof. Xu Xin had just become a lecturer of English at Nanjing University and was seeking a research area to advance his career. Then he read in the Chinese newspapers that an American writer, Saul Bellow, had just won the Nobel Prize for literature.

The fact that the famed prize was reported at all was something completely new for China. From 1966 to 1976, the year Mao died, the infamous Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution had kept China insulated from foreign culture.

But with Mao's death the door began to open, setting Prof. Xu down an unlikely path for an aspiring Chinese academic: the study of Jewish literature and the eventual recognition of the Jews as the "soulmates" of the Chinese people.

So unique was that calling that even today, 33 years later, he remains the only professor of Jewish studies in the country.

The lecturer began to study Bellow's works simply because he saw an opportunity to finally read something modern and something American, not because of any interest in Jews. At that time he had never met a Jew and would not meet one for another 10 years.

Read more


Recipe of the week

Potato Latkes

A recipe for potato fritters.

This is one of the most famous of Jewish foods and a specialty of Hanukkah. The latkes are served as an appetizer, as a side dish, and even for tea with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar. They can be marvelous if properly prepared, just before eating.latkes

2 lbs (1 kg) potatoes

2 large eggs


Oil for frying


Peel and finely grate the potatoes. Put them straight into cold water, then drain and squeeze them as dry as you can by pressing them with your hands in a colander. This is to remove the starchy liquid, which could make the latkes soggy.

Beat the eggs lightly with salt, add to the potatoes, and stir well. Film the bottom of a frying pan with oil and heat. Take serving-spoonfuls, or as much as 1/4 cup (50 ml), of the mixture and drop into the hot oil. Flatten a little, and lower the heat so that the fritters cook through evenly. When one side is brown, turn over and brown the other.
Lift out and serve very hot.

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New Israel Fund Fellowship Programs

NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship Applications Now Available
Applications are now available for the NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship 2011-2012 cohort. The fellowship sends 5 Americans and 1 individual from the UK to intern at an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO), active in areas from safeguarding civil and human rights to pursuing environmental justice to bridging social and economic gaps. Fellows receive training in leadership and community development and living expenses are covered by a modest stipend. Excellent Hebrew skills required. The Fellowship year runs from September 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 and completed applications, including two letters of reference, are due on January 22, 2011.
NIF and Ma'ase Announce New Service Learning Program, Ma'ase Olam. 
Ma'ase Olam will bring together young North Americans and Israelis for a 10-month service learning program in Israel's social and geographic periphery communities. 20 North American participants will contribute 25 weekly hours to an Israeli NGO, live communally, study Hebrew, participate in professional training, engage with Israeli Fellows, and explore the many social and cultural complexities of Israeli society.  Participants will gain valuable leadership experience, a global Jewish perspective, and effective tools to be agents of social change in their North American communities.  Hebrew is a plus but no prior knowledge of Hebrew required.  The service year runs from September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 and completed applications are due on January 16th, 2011. 



Montreal Torah Center and HLI

Invites you to a Dinner in Hampstead on Friday November 26th

Service at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00pm

Tickets are $10

For more info call or email Debbie 514.661.2983 

March of Remembrance and Hope

For more info